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emotional moment. >> reporter: a new memorial for the victims of september 11th here in the bay area unveiled on the 12th anniversary of the attacks. >> it didn't happen at that point, i most likely wouldn't be here. >> reporter: a san jose police officer in the right place at the right time to save a life. >> i was thrilled that the training that i had was able to help somebody save their life. >> reporter: from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> nice play! captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, it is wednesday, september 11th. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 5:00. let's get a look at the weather with lawrence. a little bit cooler today, lawrence? >> yeah, cooler today. the sea breeze kicked in and that's good news for the firefighters trying to put together and halt that fire at mount diablo. looks like winds continue to be out of the southwest and that's a nice moist flow there. you can see not too strong either. we are look at westerly winds now into concord at 7 miles per hour. so the good news is we have some great firefighting weather
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for today as you will see some higher humidity a little less wind southwest to about 10 miles per hour. and the temperatures will be cooler too in the 70s and the 80s. things start to change toward tomorrow. temperatures around the bay area in the 60s, a lot of sunshine outside right now. we'll have more on your weather coming up in a few minutes. right now let's check the roads with elizabeth. >> reporter: thanks, lawrence. good morning. out to antioch we go. like i said, we are getting some more details coming in now about this crash. it is in the commute direction westbound highway 4 approaching loveridge. we are hearing up to 12 cars involved in this accident and it may be actually two separate crashes. one in the backup trying to avoid the first accident. so we are seeing some delays behind it. it sounds like at this point only one lane is blocked. but again like i said 12 cars some of which are on the right- hand shoulder could definitely cause some delays. better news for the morgan fire. all the local roads have reopened. we'll have an update on that in a few minutes. bart all good to go so far this
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morning. that's traffic. back to you. >> elizabeth, thank you. some developing news right now in libya where a car bomb explosion has seriously damaged a foreign ministry building in benghazi. the blast was strong enough to blow out windows in nearby buildings. security officials say several passersby were slightly injured. this happened a year to the day since militants stormed the u.s. consulate in benghazi killing u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. the building targeted today actually housed the u.s. consulate back in the 1960s. so far no claim of responsibility. and today a nation stops to remember the nearly 3,000 people killed on september 11th, 12 years ago. dedication ceremonies are planned across the country to pay tribute to those killed in the attacks. that ceremony on 9/11 memorial plaza, relatives will recite the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died when jets crashed into the world trade center, the pentagon and pennsylvania.
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a live look at the national september 11th memorial plaza in new york city. it's beautiful. as you can see it's a little after 8:00 in new york as folks begin to gather to honor those who have fallen. there is a moments of silence at 5:46 a.m. when the first plane hit the world trade center 12 years ago. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is in san francisco with how the bay area is remembering 9/11. cate. >> reporter: frank, we're here live at attaboy park and all the banners you see behind me hold the names of those lost on that tragic day. you can take a look. this is just one of the many locations here in san francisco and the bay area that will honor the victims of 9/11. and the effort to remember them is continuing in places like in downtown napa. an artist was tasked by a napa fire marshal to create a
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memorial, the design intentionally displays all its raw intensity. the names of the victims have been etched on massive glass panels. >> when you contemplate, you think about all of these names, these -- all these people all they did was go to work that day like they did every other day like all of us -- most of us do. people come and know somebody and put their hand on that name and, you know, that's what we really want to -- we really want people to be able to connect in that way. >> reporter: this is a four- year project. most of the labor was donated by local engineers, landscape architects and contractors. the steel that was used in this memorial was part of the actual 9/11 aftermath. the beams are free for nonprofits looking to build a memorial. now, that latest 9/11 memorial in napa and the one here behind me is just evidence that this country refuses to forget what happened on that day. live at at&t park, cate
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caugiran, kpix 5. president obama is conditionally endorsing an offer from russia to have international inspectors seize and destroy chemical weapons in syria. the president addressed the nation last night saying he understands why most americans don't want to get involved in another mideast conflict. still, he emphasized the seriousness of the syrian crisis. >> when dictators commit atrocities, they depend upon the world to look the other way until those horrifying pictures fade from memory. >> the president announced congressional leaders to delay a vote on a resolution authorizing limited military strike. that will allow more time to work on the nonmilitary option. u.s. secretary of state john kerry will meet with russian's foreign minister tomorrow in switzerland. a poll conducted after last night's address found 44% agreed with almost all the president had to say. 37% agree with some of it. le is% agreed with almost nothing. the president said. and nearly half said the u.s.
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should stay out of syria, 22% supported bomb attacks with only 9% in favor of ground troops. 5:06 now. crews spent another night watching for hot spots from atop mount diablo. the morgan fire now 60% contained. it has burned about 3200 acres so far. all the evacuations though have been lifted meaning everyone is allowed to go home. all the roads have reopened around mount diablo, as well. three firefighters have been treated for minor injuries since the fire started on sunday afternoon. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is with the firefighters in dublin this morning. and some of them were ripped off while they were on the firelines. hard to believe. >> it is really unbelievable. despicable even. let me give you the latest though from here at the headquarters where they have been fighting the morgan fire since sunday. we are going to get an update in an hour. basically, firefighters feel like they lucked out overnight.
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it wasn't very windy so hot spots didn't flare up. we have seen a lot of the prisoners who are helping the firefighters here with this effort waking up this morning ready to go to work on another day fighting this fire. but firefighters worry about that. they now have another concern in the back of their minds. station security because someone broke into contra costa county fire station 7 on sunday raiding firefighters', although taking an ipad, wallets, money, jewelry including two of the firefighters' wedding rings. >> it's really just quite unbelievable that somebody would take advantage of a situation where there's a tragedy going on somewhere else in the county and that they would think to come here and steal the personal items of firefighters, who are trying to work so hard to protect the public. >> reporter: and there was another break-in attempt at a different station, station 3, on monday. but that time, firefighters were inside and scared off the burglar or burglars. unfortunately, no real description of the suspect or suspects in this case because
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believe it or not they don't have security cameras at these fire stations. that might be changing in the near future. michelle? >> anne, that's too bad. but we do hear the community is stepping up to help. >> reporter: yeah. you know, everybody is so outraged that this would happen. people trying to restore the firefighters faith in humanity bringing them cookies or cupcakes. a jewelry store even offered to replace the firefighters weighing rings. >> all right. anne makovec live in dublin, thank you. that ohio man who posted a video online confessing to a deadly drunk driving crash, well he is back in court today. >> my name is matthew kordell and on june 22nd, 2013, i hit and killed vincent [ indiscernible ] >> in that video, matthew said he would plead guilty to the wrong-way crash that killed a man earlier this year. yesterday, though, a judge did not allow cordle to go ahead with his plea saying his attorneys were not following
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procedures for first appearances. >> my expectation that is if we did the arraignment today by the end of the day we would have had a guilty plea entered. it didn't go like that. i was trying to expedite the normal course of proceedings here. >> cordle could face up to 8.5 years in prison. new this morning, passing stricter gun control legislation caused two colorado state senators their jobs. more than 50% of voters recalled john morse and angela her roan yesterday. colorado state lawmakers expanded background checks for all gun sales in response to the mass shootings in aurora and newtown and they also banned ammunition clips that hold more than 15 rounds. >> you're not judged by how you got knocked down but, rather, by how you got back up. >> this is the first time a legislator has been recalled in that state. the national rifle association played a big role in financing the recall effort. in other bay area headlines now san francisco supervisor david campos is calling for a
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hearing to look into the recreation and parks department vehicle policy. a mother was killed last week after she was run over by a city truck in the bernal heights holly park. people living in the area have long complained about workers driving off the path and driving too fast. pg&e reached settlements with hundreds of san bruno residents now. these penalties come three years and a day after that pipeline explosion killed 8 people, destroyed 38 homes in that neighborhood. the utility expected to pay $565 million in legal settlements and other claims. pg&e says it reached settlements with nearly 50 victims in just the last couple of days. two other cases are still pending. time now is 5:10. next, the new mission for extra security forces stationed at american outposts overseas. >> you can't turn your back on people, you know. if you're not getting along with someone else at any level that's the legacy, that's the chris stevens legacy. >> and college friends remember
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the ambassador who was killed in the line of duty in benghazi. how they are helping his legacy live on with the next generation off leaders coming your way. >> starting out with a lot of clouds. today the coolest day of the week. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and we are closely watching a crash with a dozen vehicles causing delays now through antioch. how long the travel time is across that stretch, we'll let you know after the break. with a full tank, ready to go. rningp if the car was invented today, it would be the 100% electric niss with over 200 million gas-free miles driven and automatic hov lane access, the question isn't "why electric?" it's "why gas?" [ male announcer ] the 100% electric nissan leaf. nissan. innovation that excites. now get a 2013 nissan leaf for $199 a month. ♪
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5:14. let's check the roads. >> take it away. >> let's do that. antioch is our problem spot once again. it's involve up to 12 cars most of which are on the right-hand shoulder. but a couple of them are blocking the number one lane. so yeah, you can see the usual delays beginning to build worse than normal westbound highway 4 approaching loveridge jammed up towards lone tree. past that accident things are good toward concord. the roads are all closed around the morgan fire. yesterday people had to fire alternates. here's a live look at the nimitz freeway 880 in oakland looking good. they picked up all the roadwork and accidents. we had a traffic alert around 4:30 in san leandro. so quiet from hayward to downtown oakland now.
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checking the san mateo bridge commute now a live look just past the toll plaza. 14 minutes to the peninsula. and check the eastshore freeway a lot of green across the east bay commute now. westbound 80 no exception. 18 minutes from westbound 80 carquinez bridge to the maze. this is a live look through richmond. that is the latest "timesaver traffic." for more on your forecast, here's lawrence. >> starting out fairly mild around the bay area today. low clouds sweeping onshore again. looks like we are going to see some cooler temperatures though as we head in toward the afternoon probably the coolest of the week. 60s out the door if you are headed out and we have still some clouds this morning but by the afternoon that should breakaway to the coast. leaving sunshine and some breezy conditions inside the bay. you will see really mid-80s in the warmest spots the interior valleys. these temperatures a good 2 to 12 degrees below average and 60s at the coastline. weak ridge of high pressure off the coastline the sea breeze remains. these temperatures are going to stay down for today. but after today, we are going to start to warm things up again. one thing to watch out for if you are traveling in the high
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country we are seeing wrap around moisture in nevada. so we could see thunderstorms there especially in the afternoon. 80s across the high country. 80s in toward sacramento, as well. mid-90s in toward fresno. about 95 degrees mostly sunny in redding. i think around the bay today those temperatures running up as high as 73 degrees in milpitas but 79 in san jose. and 81 degrees in morgan hill. 60s at the coastline. a lot of 70s and 80s in the interior valleys and inside the bay we'll see those temperatures in the 60s and the 70s. looks like over the next couple of days, we'll slowly warm things up as we head into the first part of weekend but then another trough of low pressure sweeps in toward sunday. that will help to cool down the temperatures a little bit. right now looks like those temperatures continuing to cool through about next tuesday. >> that is look good, though. >> not bad. >> below average today, then we warm up to about average as we head into the weekend. >> thank you. happening today, the white house ordered extra security forces to be stationed at american out poses overseas. today is also the one year
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anniversary of the benghazi attack that killed four people including ambassador chris stevens. trending now, never forget for the 9/11 anniversary; syria and the president's speech. also, the new iphone 5s just revealed yesterday. hurricane humberto the first hurricane of the season in the atlantic and also trending benghazi. ambassador chris stevens has strong bay area ties. he went to high school in piedmont and attended cal. and i was lucky enough to be one of chris' fraternity brothers at uc-berkeley in the late '70s. he had lots of friends and i sat down with two of his best and talked about the man who is so dearly missed now one year later. >> there's that big toothy grin that everybody talks about. he had a set of teeth that was too big for his actual head. >> reporter: steve and austin college buddies and fellow ato fraternity brothers of the late ambassador chris stevens, reminiscing about their days together at cal and wishing their good friend was still
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here. >> i can't pay attention to the news about that day. i just -- i -- for my own sanity as for the way i like to remember chris, i can't think about the events of that day. >> reporter: that day exactly one year ago. the consulate in benghazi peppered with gunfire, four men dead including the libyan ambassador. >> let me be clear, there is no justification for this. >> reporter: stevens's cause of death is unknown but his legacy is alive. >> you can't turn your back on people. if you are not getting along with someone else at any eleven, that's the chris stevens legacy, reach your hand out to that guy, figure out what makes him tick and go from there, build consensus. >> reporter: and that's what stevens did. 30 years in foreign service and a can-do permanent, brimming with a quick wit, optimism, courage, and a respect for his fellow man. tichoner says he was the perfect diplomat and he knew that long ago when they were both performing on stage at
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piedmont high. >> he had the empathy of an artist. he could put himself into the other guy's shoes and i think that's a huge part of what made him such a renaissance guy. when he was posted in jerusalem in the west bank, tensions, you know, very high, it snowed. it didn't snow very often. chris goes outside the wall and starts a snowball fight with a local palestinian population. they loved him. >> reporter: and they miss him. his family hopes to keep his vision of a peaceful middle east alive through scholarships in the ambassador's name now at cal. peace through education. >> chris' family was kind enough to give both austin and i a tie from chris' collection and we actually got ties and cufflinks and, you know, i wheel them out when i need to win. if i have a big court appearance or something, i channel chris. or if i need to be diplomatic. so far, so good. [ laughter ] >> he seemed like a great guy.
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>> chris had such a great sense of humor. i think that's, you know, all the guys love to laugh and so did chris. anyway, there are a number of tributes to chris this week. piedmont high school is naming its library in his honor on friday night. if you would like more information, his parents have a website, remember chris stevens. we added a link at kpix.com. 5:20 right now. an intense bidding battle for an iconic james bond car. the winning bid for the lotus esprit that turned heads on the road and under water. >> and i'm dennis o'donnell. the u.s. soccer team looks to punch its ticket to the world cup and could the a's pad their league in the american being less? we're coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning, everybody. with a win over rival mexico in a world cup qualifier the united states would be officially world cup-bound. landon donovan eye infection and all giving it a go scores 49th minute. johnson off the header. the usa wins 2-nil. they are going to brazil. former athletic josh willingham burns his former club last night two home runs on the evening including a two- run shot off ryan cook that put the twins ahead. a's lose 4-3 but they are still two games up in the american league west because the rangers also lost last night. how about the giants? hunter pence with his 20th homer of the year became the first giant since barry bonds to join the 20 home runs and 20
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stolen base club. but the giants lose in 12 innings. michael cuddyer hit two home runs for the colorado rockies. san francisco bay, race 5, team oracle in control until the third leg when they took a turn into heavy currents towards alcatraz slowing the boat considerably. team new zealand took advantage of the blunder and hit the finish line a minute four seconds before the americans. that's a blowout. new zealand now holds a 4 to negative one lead in the best of 17 series. they will race two more times, race 6 and race 7 on the san francisco bay on thursday. that's it, everybody. i'm dennis o'donnell. see you tonight. our play of the day shows why you take your glove when you go to the giants at at&t park. take a look. you might get a baseball like this woman did in the 9th inning. colorado hit a foul into the stands. and the woman with the glove pulled it in. good for a few hugs and, of course, our play of the day. love her hat. >> is that a quilt she has there, too? she brought everything to the park. >> a boa? [ laughter ]
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>> she brought a boa to the ballpark. 5:24. as fire crews risk their lives to protect people and homes from the morgan fire, the unthinkable crime that happened while they were on top of mount diablo. coming up. >> talk about being at the right place at the right time. how one fast thinking cop came to the rescue at san jose international airport. >> reporter: it's a day we will never forget. here is a live look at the pentagon. today we'll be taking a look at 9/11 memorials across the country and here in the bay area. we spoke with an artist of a new 9/11 memorial in napa.
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mom? did nana ever give you cheerios when you were a little kid? yeah, she did. were cheerios the same back then? cheerios has pretty much been the same forever. so...when we have cheerios, it's kind of like we are having breakfast with nana... yeah... ♪ yeah. you're so smart. >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald never forget. a live look at the white house right now. today's tributes to the victims
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and survivors of the september 11th attacks. >> we have good news for thousands of people evacuated by the morgan fire on mount diablo. the winds have been in firefighters' favor. >> higher humidity and cooler temperatures too in fact today likely to be the coolest day of the week. we'll talk about it coming up. >> and several crashes are reported at antioch right now in the westbound 4 commute. we'll have the latest travel times coming up. good morning. it's wednesday, september 11th. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. there's developing news now in benghazi, libya where a car bomb today seriously damaged a foreign ministry building there. you see it here. the explosion blew out a side wall of the building scattering desks, filing cabinets and computers. he several passersby slightly hurt but no reports of serious injuries. this comes a year to the day after al qaeda-linked militants stormed the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya killing our u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans.
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so far there is no claim of responsibility for today's attack in libya. evacuees forced from their homes by the morgan fire out at mount diablo finally back loam this morning. anne makovec a-- finally back home this morning. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in dublin with the latest on the firefighting efforts. making progress, anne. >> reporter: that's right. we are waiting for an official update at 7 a.m. we are also going to have a live interview with the pio, the man in charge of what's going on here this firefight going since sunday. that's coming up at 6:00. but let's give you the latest numbers that we have right now from overnight on this fire. it is now 60% contained. it's burned more than 3200 acres of mount diablo. all evacuations and road closures, though, have been lifted. what a relief. that fire started at around 1:00 sunday afternoon burning out of control multiplying in size and causing dozens of families to evacuate their homes. but no homes were burned in the
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end. and people who live here are beyond grateful. >> i was very surprised and grateful, i mean, we really dodged a bullet up here. >> you know, really in this kind of an environment, it's amazing that they were able to control. >> reporter: the two firefighters were injured minor injuries and one inmate helping with the firefighting effort suffered heat exhaustion yesterday. he was airlifted to the hospital. but he is expected to be okay. we'll speak live with the pio coming up at 6:00. back to you. >> anne, how about the air quality today? seems like it's much better now. >> reporter: yeah. right now, i can't smell a thing. no smoke here where i'm standing in dublin. and basically, there were a lot of cancellations a lot of outdoor activities were canceled over the last several days but everything appears now to be back on. >> okay, anne makovec live for us at the fire camp in dublin this morning. thanks. firefighters battling the fire on mount diablo were
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burglarized. somebody broke into contra costa county fire station 7 on walnut boulevard sunday night. an ipad, wallets, money and jewelry including of the firefighters' wedding rings, were stolen. >> they went inside to see if anything was taken and found that inside that the lockers had been broken into and that personal effects had been stolen from the firefighters. >> there was another break-in attempt at a different station on monday but firefighters scared that burglar away. some other bay area news now. after a late-night session the richmond city council is moving forward on a controversial plan to help financially troubled homeowners. the plan would use eminent domain to help folks in richmond homeowners with underwater mortgages. they voted to continue pursuing that plan. about half the city's homeowners are under water on their mortgages. a mcdonald's manager is charged with robbing two mcdonald's restaurants at
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gunpoint. "san mateo county times" reports 42-year-old felix becerra has confessed to robbing his restaurant in pleasanton and another one in san mateo. employees say they were forced in into refrigerators. an employee said she recognized her boss' eyes behind the masks he was wearing. san francisco is suing the state of nevada claiming the state has been sending psychiatric patients to san francisco by bus. city attorney dennis herrera filed the lawsuit yesterday saying nevada has transported 500 patients since 2008. 20 needed medical care. a spokeswoman says the state is aware of the lawsuit and plans to make its response in court. a san jose police officer saved a traveler's life at mineta international airport. frank nunes of jacksonville was looking good yesterday when officer robert dale visited him at the hospital. it was just a day before when nunes collapsed from a heart attack while in a security line. officer dale was on duty
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nearby. >> he was having agonal breathing, which is labored breathing which is typical of someone with a a cardiac event. >> officer dale grabbed one of the airport's nearby defibrillators using that as well as chest compressions. he was able to bring nunes back after about 4 minutes. >> i guess he teaches cpr to the fellow officers down there, too, so right guy, right time. >> and now officer dale is saying everyone should learn cpr. >> absolutely. you never know when you're going to be in that spot. we have changes coming our way today. we are going to see some cooler temperatures, low clouds and fog moving onshore this morning. temperatures are fairly mild if you are headed out the door. i think by the afternoon though mild will be the word as these numbers are going to stay well below the average. a lot of 60s right now. i think as we head throughout the day, yeah, well, we're going to cool things off quite a bit. in fact, average temperatures usually in the 70s and the 80s but boy, these numbers running a good 2 to 12 degrees below average.
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still about 84 degrees in livermore. lots of sunshine there this afternoon. san francisco checking in at 67 degrees and should be about 79 degrees in concord. all right. let's check out the roadways with elizabeth. >> thank you, lawrence. once again, back out to antioch, two separate crashes, one happened first and another in the backup. so unfortunately, our delays are continuing to grow. it's all approaching loveridge but as you can see that line of red traffic sensors continues to grow. it's backing up once you get off the antioch bridge. better news is that all the local roads are open with the morgan fire so marsh creek, deer valley, all those are available for the morning commute. here's a live look at the nimitz freeway in oakland. no problems any more now that the roadwork has been picked up and over at the bay bridge maybe some slight delays a couple of cars deep in some of the far right cash lanes but otherwise free and clear no metering lights coming into san francisco. that is traffic. back to you. >> thank you. today the nation will pause to honor and remember the 3,000 people killed in the september
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11th attacks. dedications ceremonies are expected across the country to pay tribute to those who died 12 years ago today. and right now, a live look at the national september 11th memorial plaza in new york city. you can see many dignitaries there arriving at the memorial for a ceremony they have had every year. this is the area where most of th 33,000 of the people died. there will be a moment of silence around 5:46 a.m. our time and that's the time when american airlines flight 11 hit the north tower of the world trade center 12 years ago. back home, kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran is live at at&t park in san francisco with how the bay area is honoring the victims of 9/11. cate. >> reporter: the panels behind me hold all the names of the victims who died on that day. this memorial at at&t park is one of the many you will see
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here throughout the bay area. one of the newest ones you can find in downtown napa. this memorial started after a fire marshal there asked an artist for his help. the memorial was crafted from the actual steel in the aftermath. the design intentionally displays all of its raw intensity. >> when you contemplate, you think about all of these names, these -- all these people all they did was go to work that day like they did every other day like all of us -- most of us do. people come and know somebody and put their hand on that name, and, you know, that's what we really want to -- we really want people to be able to connect in that way. >> reporter: as you saw the names of the victims were etched on massive glass panels, the work done on the napa memorial was donated. local engineers, landscape architects and contractors gave their time for free to this four-year project. that memorial and the one hanging behind me is really
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just evidence that this country refuses to forget. reporting live at at&t park, michelle, back to you. >> cate, tell us about the other events in san francisco. >> reporter: well, michelle, the next half hour actually we are headed down not fire station 7 in the mission district. that's where they are going to be holding a ceremony to remember the emergency responders and victims of that day. and it's an incredible brief ceremony where they are going to hold a moment of silence as well lowering the flag as all of the firefighters will line up in front of the station. actually something that san francisco fire does every, single year and it will be done at all stations but we'll bring you there live in the next half hour. >> all right, cate caugiran live in san francisco, thank you. 5:38. coming up, the man behind a shocking online confession back in court today. what he hopes to accomplish by sharing his drunk driving experience. >> and how this dry barren bay area parking lot will soon be transformed into a tropical wetlands.
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movie "the spy who loved me" just sold at auction in sou london for 860-thousand dol. this iconic beauty blonde to bond, james bond. the lotus esprit from the 1977 movie from the spy who loved me sold at auction in london for $860,000. the buyer won't be driving it on the road, though. the car displayed in a water
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feature here was converted into a fully working submarine. same as it functioned on the film. >> i remember that. >> it won't be in a garage. >> looks cool. >> expensive. 5:42 on wall street this morning, dow futures are ahead slightly after yesterday's triple-digit gain. marlie hall of cbsmoneywatch.com jones us now. >> reporter: good morning. a good week so far for investors as wall street ends the last session in positive territory. traders will be analyzing the wholesale trade inventory data for july from the commerce department. the dow was up 127 tuesday. and the nasdaq rose 22 points to finish at its highest level since september 2000. the government has gotten rid of most of the debt it acquired when it bailed out general motors in 2009. the us treasury has been getting the money back by selling gm common stock. the government has recouped more than 35 of the $49.5 billion it gave the detroit
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automaker. mcdonald's did away with their supersized options but soon you'll be able to family size your meal. the company is testing an idea they call lift box. it's a box dinner for two that includes two quarter pounders with cheese, two medium fries, and a 20-piece box of chicken mcnuggets and sells for 14.99. they are testing it in kansas city, missouri, before rolling it out to other u.s. restaurants. along with its new iphone, apple also unveiled a new streaming music service. iradio will be released on september 18. it will show up as an app on any apple device with the free ios-7 update. the service will directly challenge major services like pandora and spotify. >> marly, will iradio be any different than pandora or spotify? >> reporter: if you have itunes, iradio will take the music and albums you already have downloaded and create personalized stations.
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>> okay. still got to download all that music. >> exactly. all right. marlie hall, cbsmoneywatch.com, thank you. back out live to the national september 11th memorial plaza in new york city. the time is 5:44. in less than two minutes will be there a moment of silence at ground zero. that's when american airlines flight 11 hit the north tower of the world trade center. [ singing ] >> 12 years ago. nearly 3,000 people were killed in that attack. let's listen in now as they sing the star-spangled banner. ♪[ music ]
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that was the chorus live in new york at the 9/11 memorial. you can see behind that chorus, there was that tattered flag. we believe that is the flag that was recovered from ground zero. and we're also taking a look live at the white house. [ bell tolls ] >> where the obamas are out and they are going to observe a moment of silence very soon. [ bell tolls ]
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you have been listening to a moment of silence. it was exactly 12 years ago at that very time when the first flight an american airliner hit one of the towers and 15 minutes later the second flight hit the other tower. >> we can't forget nearly 3,000 people were killed in this attack 12 years ago today. we all remember where we were, what we were doing when this happened. >> i went down there for the first year anniversary. it hasn't changed. everyone still gets a little choked up because it brings back so many memories from that day. >> let's look at the pentagon
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right now. this is where 125 people were killed. >> 12 years later. 5:48. here now let's check in with traffic. >> thank you, guys. we will go back out to antioch. it has been our problem spot since we have been on the air at 4:30. a series of different accidents, westbound 4 all approaching loveridge actually that's in pittsburg. but the delays are behind the backup in antioch. it is finally in the clear stages but we're still seeing backups looking like once you get off of the antioch bridge. if there's any good news in all this it's that the fire near mount diablo is improving so they have been able to open roads so you can use all the roads as alternates this morning. getting a check now along the peninsula, this is a live look
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towards the airport, sfo. this is a live look close past candlestick, southbound and northbound 101 look good heading into san francisco, as well. and the commute on westbound 580 not backed up yet through the livermore valley. of course all that could change shortly. that's the latest from here in the "timesaver traffic" center. for more on your forecast now here's lawrence. >> all right. starting out with low clouds around the bay this morning. the temperatures mainly into the 60s. so headed out the door we have clouds this morning. by the afternoon a lot of sunshine coming our way. but these temperatures running well below the average. in fact, we're going to top out in the mid-80s in the warmest spots inland, sunny and breezy inside the bay and a lot of 60s and 70s. high pressure remains along the coastline but looks like these temperatures going to stay cool at least for today. and then that ridge is going to start to build in by tomorrow and the temperatures begin to warm up. highs this afternoon running up to about 84 degrees. that will be one of the warmer spots in livermore. about 73 in fremont and 67 degrees in san francisco. as we look out over the next couple of days, a slow warming trend starting tomorrow and friday and probably continuing through saturday.
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then cooling right back down on sunday and into monday. hey, it's time now for your schoolcast. we have your special schoolcast for weller elementary school in milpitas. starting out with a few clouds this morning. warming up though by the middle of the day with temperatures near 70 degrees. then you will see 70s at the final bell. so looking good as we head in toward the afternoon. of course, if you would like to nominate your school, go to kpix.com/schoolcast and we'll get your special forecast just for them on the air. >> very cool, lawrence, thank you. we are going to take a break but we'll take another live look at the national september 11th memorial plaza. this is in new york where the names of those that died some 12 years ago today are being read. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] the outside of your car is going to get dirty. but the right gasoline can help keep the inside clean. chevron with techron.
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soothes had. we have a baseball game at 12:45. sunny and mild about 67 degrees. >> could cause some traffic tie- ups obviously in san francisco along the embarcadero and king street a little later this afternoon. but for right now, your bridges look pretty good. we are starting to see those usual delays building in the right hand cash lanes over at the bay bridge toll plaza. no delays across the golden gate and the san mateo bridges. we'll have more traffic and weather coming up every 10 minutes. construction crews are busy restoring a part of the north bay to its original design. 100-year-old roads are being rebuilt at the north end of rodeo beach in the golden gate national recreation area. but the big focus is to restore this parking lot back to the wetlands it was a century ago. during world war ii, this piece
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of land housed the fort cronkite commando training school. >> put it back to what it is considered a natural state that was probably 100 years ago before, you know, the people every came out here in the civil war. we have to keep our honor and quality up because we make a boo boo, everybody knows about it. >> the world is expected to wrap up in three months. the ohio man who posted a video online confessing to a deadly drunk driving crash is back in court today. >> my name is matthew cordle, and on june 22nd, 2013, i hit and killed vincent can zanny. >> in the video, matthew cordle said he would plead guilty to the wrong-way crash that killed a man earlier this year. yesterday a judge did not allow cordle to go ahead with his plea saying his attorneys were not following procedures for first appearances. >> my expectation is that if we did the arraignment today that by the end of today we would
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have had a guilty plea entered. clearly it didn't go like that. i was trying to expedited the normal course of proceedings here. >> cordle could face up to 8.5 years in jail. now you can make an omelette without breaking any eggs. an artificial egg made from plants went on sale at california whole foods stores this week. the product is called, beyond eggs. it was developed in san francisco. not only has it passed taste tests but it can be used to make cookies and even mayonnaise. earlier this year, we spoke to the man behind the idea. >> we just cannot go on eating like we are right now with our food system. it's just unstainable. >> the artificial eggs are made up of a variety of plants including peas, gums and a host of different plant-based protein sources. all right. >> hm. 5:55. people gathering at the national september 11th memorial plaza in new york city. in the next half hour, how first responders in our area are remembering 9/11.
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>> reporter: good news for the people affected by the morgan fire burning on mount diablo. it is 60% contained. we have the latest numbers for you coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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hugs and kids from your baby girl. >> a nation comes together to grieve today. family members of the victims of the 9/11 attacks gather this morning to read the names of their loved ones. >> and to make clear to the world that we will not tolerate their use. >> the president makes his case for a strike on syria. >> that they would think to come here and steal the personal items of firefighters. >> firefighters working day and night to protect homes and families come back to a break- in at the station. >> it was definitely an emotional moment. >> reporter: a new memorial for the victims of september 11th here in the bay area unveiled on the 12th anniversary of the attacks. >> it didn't happen at that point, i most likely wouldn't be here. >> reporter: a san jose police officer in the right place at the right time to save a life. >> i was thrilled that the training that i had was able to help somebody save their life. >> reporter: from across the bay to around the world, the
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stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> nice play! captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, it's wednesday, september 11th. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. the white house is working with russia on a diplomatic solution to the crisis in syria. still the president says the military needs to be prepared to act in case diplomatic efforts fail. a car bomb explosion at libya has seriously damaged a foreign ministry building in benghazi. this is happening one year to the day since al qaeda-linked militants stormed the u.s. consulate there in benghazi killing u.s. ambassador chris stevens and tree other americans. today the nation pays tribute to the 3,000 people who died in the september 11th attacks 12 years ago today. hijacked jets crd

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